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Panasonic HX-WA10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 206 reviews of Panasonic HX-WA10. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and image quality. The portability and size also get good comments. Opinions are divided on the zoom, and many are critical about the viewfinder and battery.

usability, size, portability, image quality, price

battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HX-WA10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HX-WA10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Panasonic HX-WA10 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and size. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative reviews about the reliability and viewfinder. There are some mixed opinions about the battery.

usability, image quality, portability, size, design

zoom, viewfinder, reliability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HX-WA10 HD Camcorder - Blue (16MP Stills, 1920x1080, 5x Optical Zoom, BSI Sensor) 2.7-inch LCDPanasonic HX-WA10 HD Camcorder - Blue (16MP Stills, 1920x1080, 5x Optical Zoom, BSI Sensor) 2.7-inch LCD

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HX-WA10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Panasonic HX-WA10 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design. Reviews are divided on the usability. Many are critical about the viewfinder.

design

viewfinder

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HX-WA10K Waterproof Dual HD Pocket Camcorder with 5x Optical Zoom and 2.6-Inch LCD Screen (Black)Panasonic HX-WA10K Waterproof Dual HD Pocket Camcorder with 5x Optical Zoom and 2.6-Inch LCD Screen (Black)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Bolton (techradar.com)

Panasonic HX-WA10 review

 

Will waterproofing and Full HD recording combine to make the ultimate consumer camcorder?

Great 1080p images ; Excellent iA imaging system ; Solid waterproofing ; Slow-motion recording

Some wobbling in stabilisation ; Wide shots can be a bit soft

The snappily titled HX-WA10 is one of Panasonic's first forays into pistol-style camcorders. These were once Sanyo's bread and butter as part of its Xacti line, but the company was bought by Panasonic several years ago, resulting in the HX-WA10 and its...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Libby Plummer (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic HX-WA10 hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Panasonic has just announced its HX-WA10 "dual camera" and we managed to track it down at Panasonic's 2011 convention. As a late addition to the lineup,

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HX-WA10

 

Panasonic's HX-WA10 provides a welcome return to the upright camcorder format, and it's waterproof, too!

Dependable waterproofing, Good video quality in low light, Optical zoom

D-pad can be fiddly, No shockproof rating, More expensive than pocket Internet models

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Panasonic HX-WA10 review

 

Panasonic HX-WA10 – full HD 1080p Waterproof camcorders are ideal for outdoorsy types who want to capture videos while out in the wild without the worry of their precious gadgets getting damaged, but they're also perfect for a relaxing holiday as they...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Alexandra Savvides (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic HX-WA10

 

The WA10 is one of the best waterproof camcorders we've tested, aside from its ergonomics.

Very good image and video quality for a small camcorder ; Tilting and rotating LCD screen

Image stabilisation a little twitchy ; Pistol grip ergonomics may be tricky for small hands ; Can have difficulty autofocusing when using the zoom

The WA10 is one of the best waterproof camcorders we've tested, aside from its ergonomics. The HX-DC1 camcorder offers a similarly configured package for AU$299, without the waterproofing.

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Ross (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA10

 

1 Good size ad weight, ia little big for some pockets but fits on a belt pouch perfectly. 2 Filming is easy. 3 Has a good 12x filming zoom. 4 Films really well in low light (better tho if switch from iA to low light made) 5 Takes prity good pics at...

1 Buttons are a bit fidle but you get use to them. 2 Not much good for night scenery pictures when to far away for the flash. 3 Lens size is 35mm for pics(thats fine) but is 42mm for filming(not to bad) but with them being diferent when in filming mode...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Ross (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA10

 

Good size for carrying and for use. fast flash recharge for taking pictures rapidly in the dark/low light. Looks fantastic Well built nice zoom(once you work them out) good price water proof film and take 2m pics at the same time

iA mode is not so good, even when it gets the setting mode right its still not as good as manually changing it (This is most noticed in low light and under cloud and in water, don not recommend using iA for filming, fine for pics) there is no 5mp 8mp...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: David (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA10

 

Small, Good enough zoom, Picture quality not bad. Works well out of water.

Stopped working 3rd day in the water. All maitenance instructions followed correctly but camera would not operate. First zoom stopped, then camera wouldn't switch off, then eventually wouldn't swtich on. Holiday of a lifetime (snorkelling with humpback...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Hector (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA10

 

Easy to use. Excellent playback quality.

Battery life could be better

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Hector (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA10

 

Easy to use. Excellent playback quality

Battery life could be better

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.7

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:actioncam
Minimum illumination:9
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR / CZE, DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE / CZE, DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Orange

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.6

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):11.9
Effective megapixels (movie):1.19 / 11.9
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:16.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):41.5 - 498
Focal length range (f-f):6.8 - 34
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Optical Zoom:5

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):3.5 - 3.7
Power requirements:5.0V / DC 3.6V / 5.0V / DC 3.7V / 5.0V

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer VE1.0
Cables included:AV, USB

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Shutter speed (photo):1/2 - 1/1000 / 1/2-1/1000
Shutter speed (video):1/30 - 1/10000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3456
Still image resolution(s):1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,4608 x 3456 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,4608 x 3456

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480p, 720p
Video formats supported:MPEG4
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,960 x 540,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.2
Height :12.4
Width:4.12

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Incandescent, Manual